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30/11/2016
Women's December Rankings

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Egyptians Take Top Three Spots in Women’s World Rankings for First Time in History

Egypt has become the first country in 20 years to hold all three top spots on the PSA Women’s World Rankings after Raneem El Welily joined compatriots Nour El Sherbini and Nouran Gohar inside the world’s top three in the December Rankings - emulating the feats of Australia in the 1990s.

El Welily, who topped the World Rankings between September - December 2015, defeated Gohar in the final of last month’s Wadi Degla Open to take the title in front of her home fans and move up two places to No.2, leapfrogging Gohar in the process.

In doing so, the triumvirate have joined Australian trio Michelle Martin, Sarah Fitz-Gerald and Liz Irving - who took the top three places in the July 1996 World Rankings - in the history books.

They are joined by Omneya Abdel Kawy (No.8) in a top 10 that features a four-strong Egyptian contingent, while England’s Laura Massaro falls to No.4, one place ahead of Frenchwoman Camille Serme at No.5.

Malaysia’s eight-time World Champion Nicol David has fallen to No.6 - her lowest ranking since December 2004 - with charismatic American Amanda Sobhy, England’s Alison Waters and New Zealand’s Joelle King capping the top 10 at No.7, No.9 and No.10, respectively.

Elsewhere in the top 20, Sarah-Jane Perry returns to a career-high No.11 position, while Nour El Tayeb, Joey Chan and Heba El Torky all enjoyed respective rises to No.15, No.18 and No.19.

Meanwhile, former World No.2 Jenny Duncalf drops out of the top 20, falling four places to No.22, which is her lowest ranking since 2003. She sits behind Donna Urquhart at No.20 and Tesni Evans of Wales, whose semi-final finish at the Wadi Degla Open has elevated her to within one place of the top 20.

PSA Women’s World Rankings Top 20 - December 2016
 

Full Women's Rankings

Rank Prev Player............................ Pts Ctry
1  =  Nour El Sherbini

1,833

 EGY

2

↑2

Raneem El Welily

1,204

EGY

3

=

Nouran Gohar

1,160

EGY

4

↓2

Laura Massaro

1,086

ENG

5

↑1

Camille Serme

1,027

FRA

6

↓1

Nicol David

1,023

MAS

7

=

Amanda Sobhy

961

USA

8

=

Omneya Abdel Kawy

608

EGY

9

↑1

Alison Waters

502

ENG

10

↓1

Joelle King

481

NZL

11

↑1

Sarah-Jane Perry

413

ENG

12

↓1

Annie Au

390

HKG

13

=

Joshna Chinappa

350

IND

14

=

Emily Whitlock

328

ENG

15

↑1

Nour El Tayeb

319

EGY

16

↑1

Victoria Lust

297

ENG

17

↓2

Delia Arnold

281

MAS

18

↑2

Joey Chan

238

HKG

19

↑3

Heba El Torky

233

EGY

20

↑1

Donna Urquhart

232

AUS

Full Women's Rankings


 

 

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